Title: Rachel’s Tears 10 years after columbine…Rachel Scott’s Faith Lives On
Author: Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott with Steve Rabey
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Publish date: 2008
Format: Paperback 191 Pages
What an incredible story of faith and trust in God. This girl who is but a young 17 years of age accepted Christ as her savior at the age of 12 and made the decision to live her life for the Lord. The outpouring of faith that this book gives of her personal journals and through relationships with friends and family is phenomenal.
Rachel Scott was one of the victims that died in the horrendous school shooting 10 years ago at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. This book, just short of 200 pages is made up of first hand accounts and pages from her journals that she had compiled for about 5 years. It also has new interviews from her parents and several tributes of others caught in the tragedy. I found it incredible that she always seemed to have a sense that she would not live a long life. Her parents wrote the book and displayed may thoughts on her faith. One being that when she was a young girl she traced her hands on the back of her dresser and wrote these words above them: “These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott. One day they will touch millions of peoples hearts.” What an incredible statement.
Her love for people & for God gave her great strength & confidence. She, just like most Christians, struggled with her faith from time to time but always seem to return to His graceful and loving arms. She always looked out for the underdog at school and everywhere else she went, refusing to conform to the standards that most kids place on their peers in today’s day and age.
I think this is the MUST READ book for teens today. It challenged my faith in Christ after reading about a 17 year old named Rachel’s genuine love for Him and pursuit of him.